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  • Does the Gaming Giant EA Want to Be the Next Company to Be Sold?
    • Hannah Marsh
    • May, 23 2022
    Does the Gaming Giant EA Want to Be the Next Company to Be Sold? According to insider information from Puck, game developer Electronic Arts is interested in a merger with NBCUniversal, and there have been previous takeover talks by companies such as Amazon, Apple, and Disney. Dylan Beyers, a journalist from Puck, conducted his own investigation, which revealed that EA's intentions became even more clear after the Activision Blizzard-Microsoft deal was revealed earlier in the year. Representatives of Electronic Arts are most interested in the merger because it will allow Andrew Wilson, the head of the company, to keep his job. The deal with NBCUniversal among other offers seems to be the most tempting one. The...
  • Telegram Spotted Testing its Premium Version for iOS devices
    • Hannah Marsh
    • May, 11 2022
    Telegram Spotted Testing its Premium Version for iOS devices It seems that Telegram is actively working on a way to monetize the platform. In the recent beta version for iOS devices, the company was spotted testing its Premium version, which will offer new emojis and stickers to users. The users of Telegram will allegedly see a notification that will ask them if they want to sign up for the Premium subscription when they see such stickers and reactions in the app. At the moment, the company hasn’t provided any details about when Telegram Premium will become available and how much the subscription plan will cost. Also, the Premium version is...
  • Spotify Will Stop the Work of its Stations App This Spring
    • Louise Wells
    • May, 09 2022
    Spotify Will Stop the Work of its Stations App This Spring Spotify is a huge streaming service, but it seems that the company experiments with different ways to increase its influence in the music industry. In 2018, the company launched its Stations app, but now Spotify decided that it’s time to say goodbye to this project. The Stations app has been promoted as a lightweight application for both paid and free subscribers of Spotify. The app works similarly to a radio, which means that you get immediate access to a random selection of music. Stations was first developed for Android devices and then introduced for iOS smartphones in 2019. Recently, Spotify has announced...
  • The Next Genshin Impact Update Postponed
    • Dominic Hayes
    • May, 04 2022
    The Next Genshin Impact Update Postponed The upcoming Genshin Impact 2.7 update is postponed. This follows from the tweet posted by the official account of the game by HoYoverse (formerly miHoYo). Originally, the update was scheduled on May 10, but because of some unspecified reasons, the players will have to wait a little longer. How much longer? It’s not known so far. Genshin Impact, an incredibly popular JRPG by a Chinese developer Hoyoverse, is (among all) known for its substantial updates that always add a lot of new content. The updates are released rather frequently, so there was no wonder there have already been three of them...
  • YouTube to Ask You Whether You’re Good with Its Ads
    • Amelia Foster
    • May, 02 2022
    YouTube to Ask You Whether You’re Good with Its Ads Unless you have already subscribed to YouTube Premium, you will see ads in most videos you’re watching. But are you comfortable seeing these ads? Maybe the topic is irrelevant or even frustrating? YouTube is about to improve your experience by asking you questions about the ads it chooses to show to you. This feature is named “Sensitive ad categories on YouTube” and can be found in the user settings. You can check whether this feature is already activated for you under Settings/Privacy. Click on the “Google Ads Policy” link; if it’s not active yet, you will receive an error message. If...
  • Developers Not Happy with Apple Removing Older Games from the App Store
    • Amelia Foster
    • Apr, 27 2022
    Developers Not Happy with Apple Removing Older Games from the App Store Apple has come up with a new policy that has already stirred up the community of game developers. A number of developers that had games in the App Store already received ‘App Improvement Notices’ in which they were warned that their games will be removed if games weren’t updated for some time. There have already been plenty of developers complaining about such notices on social media. The user Protopop posted a screenshot where we can see that games are scheduled to be removed in 30 days unless developers provide updates for review. This new policy can be especially harmful to indie...
  • No Longer as Popular? Netflix Continues to Lose Subscribers
    • John Day
    • Apr, 25 2022
    No Longer as Popular? Netflix Continues to Lose Subscribers It seems that the winning streak of Netflix has come to an end. The service has been extremely popular since 2011 and has never lost such a significant number of subscribers as this year. The company has recently made this announcement when closing the quarter. While the company still has a huge number of subscribers, the numbers can definitely worry investors. The streaming company announced that they have lost about 200,000 Netflix subscribers. What is more, the company expects to lose about 2 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2022. The most likely reason for such a huge number of...
  • Blizzard President Claims That No NFTs Will be Added
    • Hannah Marsh
    • Apr, 20 2022
    Blizzard President Claims That No NFTs Will be Added Blizzard has been gauging the response of their community to NFTs and whether people will be interested in them. The same was also done for AR, VR, metaverse, cloud gaming, and play-to-earn. However, these weren’t simply polling about NFTs, since at the end of the poll, you would be sent to Blizzard’s shop, which has outraged quite a lot of people. NFTs have been receiving a lot of hate from the users, especially after GSC Game World and Ubisoft have run their NFTs projects. It seems that Blizzard is never too subtle about “extorting” money from its player base, so you shouldn’t...
  • Zoom is Adding New Features for Teachers
    • Amelia Foster
    • Apr, 18 2022
    Zoom is Adding New Features for Teachers Zoom has announced that they will be adding much-requested features that will be useful for teachers, administrators, etc. The list of features includes the Blur for Chromebooks, Virtual Background, enhancements to the Break Room, and Anywhere Polls. These new features should make lessons more engaging and stimulate students to submit their homework. Some of these futures will become available fairly soon, while others will only get released later this year. Virtual background and blur features will allow adding virtual backgrounds or blurring the existing background. These features are already available and are easy to turn on. Breakout Rooms are also being enhanced....
  • Fans of Genshin Impact Ask Developers to Improve the Expeditions Reward System
    • Louise Wells
    • Apr, 13 2022
    Fans of Genshin Impact Ask Developers to Improve the Expeditions Reward System Over the years, Genshin Impact has grown into a huge gaming universe with a large number of players all over the world. One of the beloved activities for players in the game is sending different players on expeditions. During such events, characters can get useful materials from different corners of Teyvat. A number of regular players asked miHoYo for some quality-of-life changes for the process of getting expedition rewards in the game. Players get access to expeditions once they reach Adventure Rank 14. The duration of an expedition can be different, from 4 to 20 hours, and non-K.O’d characters can go...
  • Twitter Tests Its ‘Unmention’ Option to Allow Users to Leave Chats
    • John Day
    • Apr, 11 2022
    Twitter Tests Its ‘Unmention’ Option to Allow Users to Leave Chats Twitter has been working on the ‘unmention’ feature for a long time now. Finally, the initial live testing of this tool has started on the platform and some users can begin removing themselves from conversations that they don’t want to be a part of. Mentioning someone in a Tweet is extremely easy, but active users may find it difficult to deal with all the replies and notifications that pile up. Luckily, with this new feature in place, this problem should be solved. All you have to do to remove yourself from a chat is click on your username and ‘Leave the...
  • Halo TV Series Content to Appear in Halo Infinite
    • Dominic Hayes
    • Apr, 06 2022
    Halo TV Series Content to Appear in Halo Infinite One of the most frequent complaints about Halo Infinite was about the lack of content. One of the things that surprises watchers in the Halo TV show on Paramount+ is lots of non-canonic content. But it seems that both problems can be solved in one move. The developers say that the new content in Halo Infinite will be largely inspired by the TV show. While the story mode in Halo Infinite is made quite well, the multiplayer is still wanting: too few maps, smaller locations, all weapons familiar. The most disappointing element is that there is little narrative and progress beyond...